When I first found out about the Fiverr, I’ve spent a lot of time reading posts, articles, tips and etc to understand what is its specificity. Still, I’m not an expert, I’m a learning seller and I have nothing to brag about in terms of earnings.
I’ve started with studying my knowledge and strengths to find out what exactly I can do here. And I, as a full-stack developer, have a pretty long list of what I can do. For me it was the question of what will be most profitable to sell on Fiverr. It turns out that it’s a stupid thing to try to sell my Selenium skills here to the clients (no one knows what a heck is that). Fiverr is a very specific platform. In order to succeed here you must clearly see that or all your attempts will hit a wall.
Getting to the point. After studying the theory (and getting tired of all the posts like “be consistent”, “find your strengths”, “do the quality work”, “add a video”, “don’t add a video”) I switched my attention to the power of numbers and statistics. I wanted to know which categories are doing better on Fiverr.
And I have something to share.
These are the stats for all top categories on Fiverr.
The numbers are for the last two months and are approximate. The list is sorted by overall sales amount in descending order.
Gray - Quantity of sales in a category.
Green - Average price per sale.
Blue - Overall sales amount.
Orange - Gigs added over the last month.
Red - The number of sellers in the category.
This overall stat was not that eye-opening. I knew that the Design category is the leading one, but I didn’t expect it to be soooo huge.
Next step. As I’m interested in the technical category, I looked at the numbers for “Programming & Tech” sub-categories:
… and I was thinking of selling chat-bots, good thing I didn’t spend much time on that :).
It’s more than a year Chat bots category was introduced (July 13, 2017 is specified in the article “Introducing Our Newest Category: Chatbots!” on Fiverr blog). Enough time for evaluation.
Let me be sincere, I hate WordPress ('cause of its greed for resources and a mess created by plugins). I will skip to sub-category “Mobile Apps & Web”. And here is what I see:
Do you see anything interesting? I do. The statistics show me: not all categories are equal, there are old categories that are still not getting any traction (and wouldn’t at least there will be a change in technology), there are categories that are trending, some categories are very low-priced, like “User Testing” with $15 on average per sale.
Why I’m I writing all this to you?
First, because I’m tired of all those posts covering the same “find your strength” message over and over and over again without providing any new value to the community.
Secondly, I’m a strong believer in “sharing is caring”. I will learn more when I will hear comments, messages, or even accusations from you
And lastly, I hopefully expect that overall level of sellers will improve with such sharing of knowledge. And when all are improving, I’m improving as well. 'cause I’m so excited about what Fiverr and it’s doers-company does! It’s our freedom. It’s our future.
Before I’ll wrap up, my final question to you is: what stats would you like to see next?
Thanks and have good sales